Our hearts have been heavy as we see the devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have unleashed. Our national office is in Melbourne Florida. Thankfully, we and our staff have been spared serious damage, although we have suffered with power outages. We are thankful for the many Christian organizations who have immediately responded to the need.
While disaster relief is not our specific calling, we have realized that Houston, Texas, is not only one of the largest US cities, but also the home to 63,000 Jewish people. Florida is home to more than 650,000 Jewish people.
Bridges for Peace exists to build relationships and reconciliation between the Christian and Jewish communities. Now, as so many of our American Jewish friends have suffered devastating blows, we want to reach out to them with love. We want them to know that Christians are standing with them in their time of need.
In Houston 70% of the Jewish community lived in the flooded neighborhoods. Many have had crushing losses. Synagogues and Jewish community centers were hard hit. We are only now learning of the impact on the Jewish community in Florida.
At Bridges for Peace we want to do our part to come alongside disaster victims in their time of need. That is why we invite you to join us as we pray for comfort, healing and restoration for those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods, possessions or hope in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We invite you to send a financial gift to Bridges for Peace so we can show our Jewish brothers in a tangible way that Christians care.
In His Service,
International President and CEO
US National Director
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